Around us, life bursts with miracles—a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.
Do not tell me
I am “tiny”
like it is the most wonderful compliment,
like you are offering me a crown,
here she comes,
a socially acceptable size,
kneel at her dainty feet and twig-like thighs.
I want to fill the room.
I want to expand and absorb everything
in my path.
I want to be strong,
I want to be powerful,
I do not want to be tiny.